Thursday, February 15, 2007

Disarming The Militia?

DirtCrashr of Anthroblogogy highlights the utterly enraging story of a Democrat (who else?) lawmaker who wants to disarm citizen militias who patrol to discover illegal activity- labelling them domestic terrorists and mandating a minimum jail sentence of six months which "shall not be deferred, deleted or otherwise suspended and shall commence on the date of sentencing." The Arizona representative is specifically targeting groups like the Minuteman project.

An individual or group of individuals commits domestic terrorism if the individual or group of individuals are not affiliated with a local, state or federal law enforcement entity and associate with another individual or group of individuals as an organization, group, corporation or company for the purpose of patrolling to detect alleged illegal activity or to individually patrol for the purpose of detecting alleged illegal activity and if the individual or group of individuals is armed with a firearm or other weapon.

In other words she seems to be directly contravening the 2nd Amendment-

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

So this Democrat is essentially trying to outlaw citizens from upholding the laws of the United States. It's interesting that she includes the language "individually patrol"- does this mean that if you happen to belong to some organisation and some day when you're out and about, armed, and you come across a crime- you too will be labelled a domestic terrorist? From the sounds of this law too, in the event of some disaster a community organising and patrolling while armed to defend their neighbourhood would also be committing an act of "domestic terrorism". I wonder what else it could be applied to?

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

I shouldn't be surprised but I still am, at the fractured, mind-boggling and crazy world they inhabit, and how hard they work to make everyone else a prisoner within it.